SC dismisses Sanjiv Bhatt’s plea for SIT probe

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea by sacked Gujarat cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt seeking an SIT probe into allegations that he had hacked into the email account of the then additional advocate general of Gujarat, Tushar Mehta, and tampered with it. Mehta is at present the additional solicitor general mainly representing the … Read more

Attempts made to introduce Maoism in Gujarat, says Anandiben

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday said that despite attempts to introduce Maoism in Gujarat, left-inspired violence had not covered much ground because of “pro-active steps for all-round development of tribals in our state”. Advocating strong measures to fortify internal security, called on for increased cooperation bet’n states to eliminate crime from society. — … Read more

Non-violence is the greatest religion, Modi writes on Facebook HQ wall

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left a special message on the Facebook headquarters wall — “Ahimsa (non-violence) is the greatest Dharma. Satyameva Jayate”. Modi, who had come to the Facebook headquarters for a townhall meeting, scrawled the message in Gujarati — “Ahimsa paramo dharma, Satyameva jayatey” — non-violence is the greatest religion, truth will … Read more

New email leaks show PM Modi, BJP President involved in Gujarat riots: Prashant Bhushan

Renowned Supreme Court lawyer and former AAP leader, Prashant Bhushan, on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President, Amit Shah, of being involved in infamous Gujarat massacre and ‘fake encounters.’ Bhushan took to twitter to cite the Gujarat’s Additional Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta’s mail to say there was indeed ‘smoking gun’ of … Read more

Internet ban in Gujarat as government arrests and releases Hardik Patel.

Gujarat government has banned the internet services on mobile phones in several cities after Sarurday’s protests by Patel community in many cities and towns, leading to police caning and using tear gas on crowds opposing the detention and subsequent arrest of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor Hardik Patel. He was later released on bail. … Read more

11 die of Swine flu in Madhya Pradesh, situation worse in Mahrashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan

Swine flu has killed 11 people in Madhya Pradesh while 12 are undergoing treatment after getting infected with the H1N1 virus, an official said on Friday. From 1 August till 17 September, samples of 180 suspected swine flu patients have been tested, of which 34 tested positive. Of them, 11 people died, health department director … Read more

She learnt the murder plot from TV, duped her brother to be blindfolded before stabbing him to death

In a chilling incident of a murder, a minor girl in Gujarat has confessed to killing her brother because he ‘prevented’ her meeting with her boyfriend. The murder took place in Amreli town of Suarashtra region, where the girl killed her only brother Siddharth(23) by stabbing him in his chest and neck multiple times. Police … Read more

Loot in Sardar Sarovar Dam is bigger than Vyapam scam, MP govt helping Adani, Ambani : Medha Patekar

Renowned activist and the head of Narmada Bachao Andolan, Medha Patekar, on Tuesday said that the financial embezzlement while distributing money to families displaced by the construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam would be ‘lot bigger than the Vyapam scam.’ She asked both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Madhya Pradhesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, … Read more

Patels’ agitation is a rebuke of PM Modi’s ‘economic policies’: New York Times

America’s New York Times has described the Patels’ agitation in Gujarat as a huge challenege for Prime Minister Narendra Modi adding that it ‘highlight a major problem: India isn’t creating enough good jobs.’ The influential daily’s editorial said that the agitation by Patels’ ‘a relatively prosperous caste in India’ was a ‘Middle Class Revort.’ “This … Read more

वास्तु-सक्षम कार्यालय, अहमदाबाद में कांग्रेस का नया दफ्तर

अपने राजनीतिक भविष्य में बदलाव के लिए कांग्रेस ने गुजरात में विपक्ष के रूप में सेवा के लिए एक नया कार्यालय  स्थानांतरित करने का फैसला किया है। कुछ ही सप्ताह में पार्टी के मुख्यालय को एक चार मंजिला इमारत के रूप में देखा जाएगा जो की पश्चिमी अहमदाबाद में बनेगा। शीर्ष नेताओं के अनुसार  इस इमारत … Read more

गुजरात के वडोदरा में पुलिस वैन ने छह को कुचला, दो की मौत

गुजरात के वडोदरा के तरसाली इलाके में एक पुलिस वैन से कुचलकर दो लोगों की मौत हो गई जबकि चार लोग बुरी तरह घायल हैं। बताया जा रहा है कि यह घटना तरसाली पुल के पास हुआ। इस हादसे में वैन ड्राइवर ने अचानक गाड़ी पर से नियंत्रण खो दिया जिसकी वजह से वैन पलट … Read more

Internet ban continues in Gujarat five days after violence, civil society and business houses angry

The ban on internet using mobile phone continues to be effective five days after the widespread violent hit Gujarat killing 11 people. There is no indication if this ban will be revoked anytime soon. The state government officials say the situation may be reviewed on Monday and tension ‘continues to grip parts of Gujarat.’ Ahmedabad … Read more

Nation distressed with Gujarat violence: PM Modi on ‘Mann ki Baat’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his regular monthly radio address ‘ Mann ki Baat’ spoke about on Gujarat violence and Patel agitation saying the events had left him ‘pained.’ He said, “In last few days, events in Gujarat (Hardik Patel quota agitation) the disastrous dance of violence have distressed the nation. It is usual for … Read more

Six BJP councillors in Gujarat desert party to join Patel movement

As many as 6 BJP councillors including the chairman of the executive committee in Gujarat’s Padra Muncipal Corporation have resigned to join the Patel movement in the state. These councillors are Jagdish Lalabhai Patel, Umesh Shah, Kamla Patel, Jitu Patel, Suresh Patel and Dakshesh Patel and they had recently joined the BJP amidst a lot of fanfare. … Read more

Gujarat violence: HC directs CID to probe the custodial death of Patel youth

The Gujarat High Court on Friday ordered the state CID (crime) to investigate the custodial death of 32-year-old Patel youth, Shwetang Patel, and sought its progress report by Monday. The postmortem report suggested that Shwetang died of shock and brain hemorrhage due to head injuries. The court also ordered to hand over the dead body … Read more

Hardik Patel is the ‘Hero of Gujarat’: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena in their mouthpiece Saamna has called Hardik Patel the ‘Hero of Gujarat’. “Until now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was considered the only political ‘neta’ who could pull crowds,” a hard-hitting editorial in the party’s mouthpiece Saamana said. “Now, Hardik Patel has become the ‘king of crowds’ which does not augur well for the … Read more

Will shut milk and vegetable supplies if compensation not given to families affected by violence: Hardik Patel

Patel agitation leader Hardik Patel has threatened to shut the milk and vegetable supplies if compensation was not given to families, affected by the recent violence. Hardik Patel has demanded Rs 35 lakh compensation each for the families of the dead from the Gujarat government. Nine people including one police personnel have died in the … Read more

Gujarat violence is due to politics of anger practised by Modi: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has blamed Prime Minister Modi’s ‘politics of anger’ over the ongoing violence in Gujarat, where 9 people including a policeman have been kiled so far. Addressing a rally in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, Rahul said  “whatever is happening in Gujarat is because of the politics of anger practised by Mr … Read more